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Storm Bird

Storm Bird
Sire Northern Dancer
Dam South Ocean
Grandsire Nearctic
Damsire New Providence
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1978
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Windfields Farm
Owner Robert Sangster
Trainer Vincent O'Brien
Record 6: 5-0-0
Earnings US$168,891 (equivalent)
Summary
Storm Bird is a thoroughbred racehorse out of South Ocean by Northern Dancer. He was born around 1978 in Canada, and was bred by Windfields Farm.
Major wins
Dewhurst Stakes (1980)
Anglesey Stakes (1980)
National Stakes (1980)
Larkspur Stakes (1980)
Awards
United Kingdom Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1980)
Ireland Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1980)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on May 14, 2010

Storm Bird (1978-2004) was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred racehorse in Ireland. He was a son of 1964 U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt Northern Dancer, "one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history." At age 2,trained by Vincent O'Brien, he won all five starts and was voted Champion in England and Ireland. His owner sold a 75% interest in Storm Bird for $21 million and at age 3, he raced only once, finishing unplaced.

Retired to stand at stud at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, Storm Bird sired 63 stakes winners including 1990 Preakness Stakes winner Summer Squall and Storm Cat, the leading sire of Graded stakes race winners in North America in 2005. As well, Storm Bird was the broodmare sire of winners of more than 100 stakes races including Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch and the lightning fast gelding Commentator.

Pensioned from stud duties in 1999, Storm Bird had to be euthanized on December 3, 2004 after suffering from colic.


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